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Knox, Henry (1750-1806) [Memoranda]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02437.08302 Author/Creator: Knox, Henry (1750-1806) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph document Date: circa 1780-1781 Pagination: 4 p. ; 22.9 x 18.9 cm.

Summary of Content: List of cannons and mortars that need to be transported from West Point to use against New York city. Includes the type of artillery and its poundage. Date previously inferred, written in pencil.

People: Knox, Henry, 1750-1806

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Revolutionary WarRevolutionary War GeneralMilitary HistoryWest Point (US Military Academy)ArtilleryWeaponryForeign AffairsGlobal History and Civics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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